Talcher Urea Plant to be Ready by October 2024: Union Fertilisers Min Mandaviya

Talcher: The proposed fertilizer plant in Odisha’s Talcher will start urea production in 2024. It will be India’s first and largest coal gasification-based urea plant. This was informed by Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday in Talcher.

According to him, this ambitious project will be operational to be dedicated to the nation before October 2024, the minister said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for this coal gasification plant at Talcher in Angul district in September 2018. It will produce urea by using coal as its raw material.

It is a Rs 13,200 crore worth project which will revive the shut-down fertilizer plant formerly owned by Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL).

Mandaviya reviewed the progress of the FCIL Talcher unit. Union Minister for Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, was also present with him.

FCIL Talcher unit is being established by Talcher Fertilizers Ltd (TFL), a company promoted by GAIL (India) Ltd. (GAIL), Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF), Coal India Ltd. (CIL) and Fertilizers Corporation of India Ltd. (FCIL).


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